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“I Love San Diego” isn’t just a website, it’s your ticket to the ultimate San Diego adventure. This lively platform has transformed the hospitality game, employing a troop of local aficionados who are passionate about sharing San Diego’s gems.

This digital tour guide doesn’t just skim the surface. No, sir! It dives deep into the heart of San Diego, taking you on a virtual stroll through each vibrant neighborhood, and spilling the secrets on where to snooze, snack, sip, and soak up the fun!

Let’s take Little Italy, for example. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill travel guide listing restaurants and shopping malls. It’s a treasure map to the city’s best-kept secrets! Like The Music Box, an upscale venue where live music meets craft cocktails, and food is not just a meal, but a melody of small plates that dance on your palate​​.

And the Little Italy Farmers’ Market? It’s not just about fresh produce (though they’ve got plenty of that). It’s a kaleidoscope of color and flavor, with seafood, flowers, food, clothing, jewelry, and even holistic health products! It’s like stepping into a real-life Etsy store, but better​.

The fun doesn’t stop there. “I Love San Diego” is like that friend who knows all the cool boutiques and can find the perfect wearable souvenir just for you​​. And if you’re more into planks than shopping tanks, they’ve got the inside scoop on the city’s best outdoor workout spots, so you can break a sweat with a beautiful view​​.

Thirsty? They’ve got you covered with their list of the best spots to grab a drink with an eye-popping view of the Pacific Ocean​6​. And for the wine enthusiasts, don’t worry, they’ve uncorked the secrets of Little Italy’s best wine bars​​.

Got a hot date? “I Love San Diego” plays cupid, offering date ideas that are a perfect blend of fun, relaxation, and romance – morning, mid-day, or after dark​​.

So whether you’re a San Diego local, a visitor, or just daydreaming about California’s sun and surf, “I Love San Diego” is your go-to guide. It’s not just about information, it’s about experiencing the best of San Diego with a dash of fun and a whole lot of love!


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December 16, 2019

The Best Kept Secrets Near Hotel Circle

What Mission Valley lacks in scenic views, it makes up for in great hotel prices. If you’re short on time or don’t want to stray far from that comfy hotel bed, don’t fret: there’s plenty to do in this area.…
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January 30, 2020

Kensington: Get to Know This Cute ‘Hood

Kensington is an idyllic, family-friendly neighborhood that totally flies under the radar. If visitors are interested in checking out an adorable part of town that’s free from tourist traps and cheesy chain restaurants, look no further. This quaint community at…
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October 29, 2019

Saturday Must-Do: Little Italy Farmers’ Market

San Diego’s many farmers’ markets offer top notch produce, that’s for sure. But you’ll also find fresh seafood, flowers, prepared food, clothing, jewelry, holistic health products - and the list goes on! The Little Italy Mercato Market is by far…
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January 18, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Chad Smith

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Chad Smith, San Diego native, realtor and surfer, for his recommendations.
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February 1, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Stephanie Sacks

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Stephanie Sacks, Encinitas native, digital designer and entrepreneur.
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May 13, 2020

Want a Luxurious Wellness Getaway? Stay Here.

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as self-care is concerned. Take your pick of outdoor activities with breathtaking scenery, colorful farmers markets and healthy restaurants with superfood-centric menus. If you’re looking for a restorative retreat where you…
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October 10, 2020

The Best San Diego IPA’s for Happy Hour at Home

With so many excellent San Diego brewed IPA’s available, how are you to choose? We’ve selected a few superb options to start with - many available nationwide!
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March 10, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Brett Miller

Want to know where LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Brett Miller, Encinitas local, avid golfer and hospitality branding guru.
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November 14, 2019

Cirtirine Spa: You Need to Know About this Holistic Health Hideaway

While rocking posh sunglasses and applying sunscreen should be top priorities during your time in SoCal, we tend to forget about the ultimate skincare remedy: a facial.
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November 5, 2019

Four Winter Events We’re Psyched For

It may not feel like winter, but that won’t stop us from doing all sorts of festive things! Even if you haven’t decked out your home in holiday garb yet, it may be wise to plan ahead and add a…
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November 11, 2023

Top 10 Hidden Gems in San Diego for Foodies

Hey food lovers! If you think you’ve tasted all that San Diego has to offer, think again. This sunny city is brimming with culinary surprises waiting to tantalize your taste buds. Let's explore the top 10 hidden gems that only…
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November 21, 2019

The Best Hotel Bars in San Diego

After a long day of work or travel, sometimes you just can’t be bothered to leave your hotel. If you’re in the mood for an aperitif of sorts, but don’t want to stray far, you’ve come to the right place.…
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November 10, 2019

Five Downtown Bars With Tons of TVs, Because Sports

If you’re staying downtown and don’t want to go far to catch a game, you’re in luck. We may not have an NFL team anymore (it’s a sore subject), and baseball season may be over, but downtown has plenty of…
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April 22, 2023

South Park Neighborhood Guide

Need a change of pace? The charming neighborhood of South Park encourages slowing down, but trust us - it’s anything but sleepy. It’s just minutes from Downtown and one of the most kid and dog-friendly areas in San Diego! 
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September 28, 2019

San Diego Meets Spain at Cafe Sevilla

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in San Diego, look no further than Cafe Sevilla. Why do we love this tapas bar and restaurant so much? Let us count the ways…
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November 11, 2023

A Local’s Guide to San Diego’s Best Beaches

Hey beach enthusiasts and sun seekers! Get ready to explore San Diego's stunning coastline like a local. Forget the tourist traps; I'm about to spill the beans on the best beaches in this sun-kissed city, where the waves whisper and…


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November 11, 2023

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Hey food lovers! If you think you’ve tasted all that San Diego has to offer, think again. This sunny city is brimming with culinary surprises waiting to tantalize your taste buds. Let's explore the top 10 hidden gems that only…
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July 26, 2021

The Best Gourmet Donuts in San Diego

There’s just something about these fluffy, fried treats that make people willing to wait in line for them. Stick to the classics or give your taste buds a brand new treat at some of San Diego’s most deluxe donut shops.
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August 11, 2020

The Best Ice Cream in San Diego

Here’s the scoop: as far as ice cream goes, San Diego’s got plenty of it. If you’re into fancy flavors or just want the classics, there’s a creamery for you. Read on for a few local favorites and start planning…
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May 6, 2020

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop

World-famous chocolate, sundays, ice-cream, shakes and more....mmmmm.
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May 6, 2020

Extraordinary Desserts

From coffee cake to crème brûlée, this airy eatery offers a range of desserts, plus savory options.
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January 18, 2020

Oscar’s Mexican Seafood

Relaxed, beach-adjacent outfit serving up classic & modern tacos, tortas, sides & sodas. Cash only.
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January 10, 2020

The Wine Pub

A contemporary-styled eatery showcasing 25+ domestic & global wines by the glass.
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Stylish, red-hued haunt with a 1930s vibe, featuring live music & seasonally inspired cocktails.

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September 17, 2019

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

A dynamic luxury hotel, located a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad, Poinsettia Park and Legoland California. 9.0 - RatingDowntownExperienceFree WifiGaslampGaslampGaslamp | StayGreat LocationLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsParkingPet FriendlyStayThe 25 Best Hotels in San Diego
August 28, 2019

The Guild Hotel

San Diego meets the Mediterranean Coast in this ultra chic yet understated hotel. Serving as the YMCA building from the twenties to mid-seventies, it was reconceptualized as a modern, design-forward luxury hotel and opened in 2019. Dine in the gorgeous… 8.0 - RatingDowntownExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiGaslampGaslamp | StayGreat LocationLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsParkingPet FriendlyRestaurantRomanticSan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
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InterContinental San Diego

Located on the San Diego waterfront, this urban boutique hotel features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with striking San Diego Bay views. 8.0 - RatingCentralExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationMission HillsMission HillsMission Hills | StayNeighborhoodsOld TownParkingSan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 19, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mission Hills

Tucked away between Old Town and Mission Hills, this is a good option for budget conscious travelers. Walking distance to local favorites Dos Brasas taco shop, Home & Away sports bar, and adorable California Bean coffee stand. 8.0 - RatingCarmel ValleyCarmel ValleyCarmel Valley | StayDel MarDel MarDel Mar | StayExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationLuxuryNeighborhoodsNorth CountyParkingPet FriendlySan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Carmel Valley / Del Mar

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August 17, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

An opulent, palatial resort stretching 400 acres five miles from the coast. Spacious elegant rooms make for relaxing retreats after a day lounging by the pool, hiking nearby canyons, or exploring all that Del Mar has to offer. 8.0 - RatingCarmel ValleyCarmel ValleyCarmel Valley | StayDel MarDel MarDel Mar | StayExperienceFamily FriendlyFree WifiLocationNeighborhoodsNorth CountyNorth CountyParkingPet FriendlySan Diego NeighborhoodsStaySwimming Pool
August 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Del Mar / Carmel Valley

In town for an overnight? Not far from UCSD and Torrey Pines State Reserve, this Hampton Inn is all about location. Enjoy quick access to the 5 freeway and get to North County, downtown or the beach in a snap. RatingDowntownExperienceLiberty StationLiberty StationLiberty Station | StayLocationNeighborhoodsSan Diego NeighborhoodsStay
August 9, 2019

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Just minutes from the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers a pool with waterfront views. It also features a waterside deli, restaurant, bar and an outdoor-poolside fire pit.